KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
How can a four-story building honor an activated urban community without overwhelming the residential neighborhood context? How can a school focused on elevation the academic success of its students devote resources...Newark is a part of a new movement in social impact - one that derives it’s value from the arts. . . . Follow KSS on Medium to find out more about how Express Newark at Rutgers University, Newark, is “transforming a...Today’s higher education campus is a neighborhood, a bubble, a living lab, a work of art. It comes as little surprise that the college campus has come a long way... . . . Check out our latest on Medium, “Designing...We’re excited to announce that Lafayette College’s Film and Media Studies building received a Land Development award at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s fourth annual Planning + Development Gala. ✨  To read...We’re excited to announce that the GRAMMY Museum Experience opens to the public today! The Newark museum is full of interactive, engaging, and inspiring exhibits, like a New Jersey Legends exhibit that features...The KSS Eames Chair design for Herman Miller’s Modern Classic & Solent Auction in Philadelphia. • • • The hand painted and modge podged chair, titled “Journey’s End” is a look into the varying layers of Philadelphia...We’re so excited for the Behind The Scenes: Bok Bar Furniture Design Panel, moderated by Guillio Cappellini from the world renowned Italian furniture company Cappellini, which is coming up next Friday, 10/13 at Bok...Happy Park(ing) Day 2017! We're so excited to share our installation, a collective and super creative effort in which KSS staff participants got to design their own box using 100% recycled materials. If you're in...At times like these, we are reminded of the true importance of our work. We hope that everyone who was affected by Hurricane Irma is safe and we send our love as recovery and rebuilding begins. #sendinglove ...#grammymuseum #newarknj @kssarchitects Coming Soon! #Repost @chmuraj . . . #architecture #museum #grammys #music #heritage #culture #community #newark #njKSS had a blast helping to build a #fun, new #playground for Foundation Academies Kids and Families. The amazing project was sponsored by @drinkbai and @drpeppersnapple and provides an #adventurous, safe, and secure...Kicking off our week bright and early in the #philly office  #mondaymotivation #monday #architecture #design #teamwork #collaboration #leadership #office #workplace #hardatwork #brightandearlyGreat Oaks Legacy Charter School: raising roofs and lifting spirits.  The renovation of the annex transforms the existing field house into a community haven of play, discovery, security, and wellness.  #newark ...At @rowanuniversity Rohrer College of Business, things are looking up.  #conference #glassboro #business #highered #university #learning #rohrer #rowan #architecture #design #details #light #sky #glass #wood #ilookup

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions can not solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

We're so proud of the fantastic keynote presentation given by our very own @edmund.klimek at this year's @bisnow 7th Annual Philadelphia Industrial & Logistics event. Industry transforms, and as the global economy...At KSS, any space can become a #design workshop #popupshop. Today, our #princeton office dives into the city of #trenton in the upstairs hallway.  #culture #handson #office #architecture #teamwork #collaboration ...Where #Newark can express itself. 🖌 Thanks to: @rutgersu @runewark @expressnewark @newarkprintshop @newarkarts @newarkhappening and L+M #rutgersnewark #arts #express #makers #studio #printshop #culture #njEducation matters, and at the heart of good education is an authentic sense of community. That's why we believe in Teachers Village. A community that learns together and thrives together. bit.ly/2rnOpwi ...#Repost @natgeo #farm #food #newark ・・・ Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz  They call it The Garden State, but who would suspect that an old industrial facility in Newark, New Jersey is home to the latest...Kicking off with a special #SummerHappyHour, @bok_bar officially opened for the season with a debut of our custom #furniturdesign collaboration with @_studioron - a unique, #handmade set of beach-inspired, pool...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

@lafayettecollege's arts campus is forging town & gown relations in Easton. The result? Vibrant community, inclusive expression, and a true living-learning college experience. The new William C. Buck Hall houses a...#transformationtuesday #revive #rethink #realize
How can a four-story building honor an activated urban community without overwhelming the residential neighborhood context? How can a school focused on elevation the academic success of its students devote resources...Newark is a part of a new movement in social impact - one that derives it’s value from the arts. . . . Follow KSS on Medium to find out more about how Express Newark at Rutgers University, Newark, is “transforming a...Today’s higher education campus is a neighborhood, a bubble, a living lab, a work of art. It comes as little surprise that the college campus has come a long way... . . . Check out our latest on Medium, “Designing...We’re excited to announce that Lafayette College’s Film and Media Studies building received a Land Development award at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s fourth annual Planning + Development Gala. ✨  To read...We’re excited to announce that the GRAMMY Museum Experience opens to the public today! The Newark museum is full of interactive, engaging, and inspiring exhibits, like a New Jersey Legends exhibit that features...The KSS Eames Chair design for Herman Miller’s Modern Classic & Solent Auction in Philadelphia. • • • The hand painted and modge podged chair, titled “Journey’s End” is a look into the varying layers of Philadelphia...We’re so excited for the Behind The Scenes: Bok Bar Furniture Design Panel, moderated by Guillio Cappellini from the world renowned Italian furniture company Cappellini, which is coming up next Friday, 10/13 at Bok...Happy Park(ing) Day 2017! We're so excited to share our installation, a collective and super creative effort in which KSS staff participants got to design their own box using 100% recycled materials. If you're in...At times like these, we are reminded of the true importance of our work. We hope that everyone who was affected by Hurricane Irma is safe and we send our love as recovery and rebuilding begins. #sendinglove ...#grammymuseum #newarknj @kssarchitects Coming Soon! #Repost @chmuraj . . . #architecture #museum #grammys #music #heritage #culture #community #newark #njKSS had a blast helping to build a #fun, new #playground for Foundation Academies Kids and Families. The amazing project was sponsored by @drinkbai and @drpeppersnapple and provides an #adventurous, safe, and secure...Kicking off our week bright and early in the #philly office  #mondaymotivation #monday #architecture #design #teamwork #collaboration #leadership #office #workplace #hardatwork #brightandearlyGreat Oaks Legacy Charter School: raising roofs and lifting spirits.  The renovation of the annex transforms the existing field house into a community haven of play, discovery, security, and wellness.  #newark ...At @rowanuniversity Rohrer College of Business, things are looking up.  #conference #glassboro #business #highered #university #learning #rohrer #rowan #architecture #design #details #light #sky #glass #wood #ilookupWe're so proud of the fantastic keynote presentation given by our very own @edmund.klimek at this year's @bisnow 7th Annual Philadelphia Industrial & Logistics event. Industry transforms, and as the global economy...At KSS, any space can become a #design workshop #popupshop. Today, our #princeton office dives into the city of #trenton in the upstairs hallway.  #culture #handson #office #architecture #teamwork #collaboration ...Where #Newark can express itself. 🖌 Thanks to: @rutgersu @runewark @expressnewark @newarkprintshop @newarkarts @newarkhappening and L+M #rutgersnewark #arts #express #makers #studio #printshop #culture #njEducation matters, and at the heart of good education is an authentic sense of community. That's why we believe in Teachers Village. A community that learns together and thrives together. bit.ly/2rnOpwi ...#Repost @natgeo #farm #food #newark ・・・ Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz  They call it The Garden State, but who would suspect that an old industrial facility in Newark, New Jersey is home to the latest...Kicking off with a special #SummerHappyHour, @bok_bar officially opened for the season with a debut of our custom #furniturdesign collaboration with @_studioron - a unique, #handmade set of beach-inspired, pool...@lafayettecollege's arts campus is forging town & gown relations in Easton. The result? Vibrant community, inclusive expression, and a true living-learning college experience. The new William C. Buck Hall houses a...#transformationtuesday #revive #rethink #realizeWe had the pleasure of an extra special model on our #photoshoot at @teachersvillage Building 8 today... Alfonso, the half #germanshepherd, half #chowchow bear of a #dog!  He lit up the #twobedroom corner #apartment...A #headquarters for @rowanuniversity's Rohrer #College of #Business. Newly opened this semester and already bustling with life, the building is a proud home to: #innovation forums, #entrepreneurship hatcheries, ...#architects or #bespoke #furniture makers? The @_studioron and KSS collaboration to add some custom #summertime pizzazz to @bok_bar's rooftop is just TWO WEEKS away from its opening night. Here's another ...A big congratulations to KSS Architects Jesse Wilks, Alicia Weaver, and Vin DiMaria on passing their licensing exams and achieving their status as officially registered architects! We couldn't be more proud. ...Had a blast hosting @drexelaias on their educational firm crawl last Friday. Our staff shared our efforts to foster #philly #community, firm culture, and meaningful #design. Thanks for stopping by and joining our ...KSS and @_studioron's #furnituredesign masterpiece for @bok_bar's rooftop #bar is coming together - literally!  Conceptualized as fun seating at the #intersections of #beach and #boardwalk, this playful and noodly...Art incubator, community media center, studio and design hub, historic landmark. Rutgers, KSS, and the project team had a unique vision for the adaptive re-use of this vacated Hahne & Co. department store that has...A space for innovative thinking of all kinds, the Doerfler Innnovation Center at @fduwhatsnew puts learning on display. #FDU students can't wait to start using the room for everything from environmental...On the boards: #watercolor paintings of @sarahlawrencecollege's Barbara Walters Campus Center. Set on a beautifully wooded landscape, the building #design activates campus pathways with purposeful architectural...Celebrate 50 years of #jazz with @runewark: check out a real #milesdavis trumpet, read pages from #duvivier's scrapbook, and learn about the Institute of Jazz Studies biggest display of treasures ever. Only at ...@runewark's newly opened Express Newark space is not only open to the community... It's teeming with local residents, students, and businesses all day long. Check out @newarkprintshop's weekly Wednesday club, where...We are so excited to announce that the @pennovationctr designed by KSS Architects and @hollwichkushner has received the Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award from the @presalliancephl. . . . A new hub at the ..."Leadership can happen in different forms: one is to inspire the people around you and another is to take initiative on things that matter to you," said KSS Principal, Mayva Donnon, to the eager and impassioned...Happy #weekend, all, from our #princeton office.  #shadows #sunlight #office #architecture #architects #logo #saturday #happyweekendSaving the latest and greatest for the last day of @acui_gallery #acui2017: accelerating a campus culture of entrepreneurship. Don't miss this exciting panel with @uofpenn, @hollwichkushner, and KSS - featuring ...KSS is @acui_gallery READY for #acui 2017 in #philly this year!  Come by our booth #607 to say hi, and come learn about 'accelerating a campus culture of #entrepreneurship' with @uofpenn, @hollwichkushner, and KSS...Whether we can get into the office or not, good work is never done... even during a blizzard. This is how we #weatherthestormtogether. Hope everyone is staying safe, staying warm, and having some fun on this ...While in Vermont, the vast and beautiful landscape reminded us of how important it is to always strive for sustainable solutions and enforce mindfulness of our environment in our practice. At KSS, #Stewardship is a...Whether we hit the Bromley slopes, the Appalachian Trail, or the Manchester shops, the KSS family had a blast on our getaway trip to @bromleymountain this past weekend. #bromley #vermont #skiing #hiking #manchester ...Over lunch from Cross Culture in #princeton, the KSS Digital Practice Group presented insights on industry best practices in #visualization and architecture #workflow. From producing sophisticated V-Ray renderings...KSS was delighted and proud to be represented by our own Christina Marconi and Dave Friedman at last week's @uofpenn #PennDesign Career Connection Day. Sporting blue #alumni ribbons, the two got the chance to speak...#tfw you're powering through your workweek and it's time for a yoga break. #wellnesswednesday #officeyoga #breaktime #throwbackthursday . . . #engagement #cooloffice #funky #industrial #legacy #fresh #modern ...Happy Valentines Day from everyone at KSS! #speadthelove #loveandarchitecture #happyvalentinesday #princeton #phillyCongratulations to our own Sara Nordstrom for receiving the Community Design Collaborative's Outstanding Volunteer Award in recognition of her amazing commitment to community design. Well done and thank you for...A rejuvenated haven for connection, acceptance, and inclusiveness, the William Way Community Center has grown rapidly to better serve the local community. Check out our interview on Medium with our own Vincent...Traveling from LA, the Grammy Museum is planning a new East Coast location with us. The Newark, NJ museum is scheduled to open in Fall of 2017, but in the meantime, you can watch this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday...After all the excitement of yesterday's big game, we kicked off our week off with much needed zen at our firm-wide Monday Morning meeting. #namaste #seatedyoga #motivationmonday . . . #wellness #aftersuperbowl ...Before and after @templeuniv Student And Faculty Center #transformationtuesday . . . #architecture #modern #design #academic #techcenter #workplace #oldandnew #beforeandafter #templeuniversity #highereducation ...Excited to announce the @pennovationctr achieved @usgbc LEED Gold Certification. Congrats to @hollwichkushner @landcollective and all the project team members! http://bit.ly/2kEOdtA . . . #leedgoldcertified ...More @pennovationctr caught in the act: #wednesday members lunch and #architecture #photography. A central stair, a dash of workspace, and a lot of vibrant conversation.  #coworkers #innovation #entrepreneur ...Pitch it to me. #caughtoncamera, @uofpenn alum, faculty, and students at @pennovationctr talking over #business ventures.  #startuplife #architecture #innovation #coworking #photography #candid #collaboration #upenn...This #tremendous building is not only a home for students and faculty, but an invitation to regional and national businesses. This investment is for the #nextgeneration of #business #leaders as much as it is an...Fun week with @acementorepa at the KSS #Philly office. Today, the all #girls group of #highschool #students interested in #architecture and #design made collages. Using samples, magazines, and found materials, they...Students, faculty, alum, business leaders, and NJ officials gathered in a tremendous celebration of @rowanuniversity's opening of Business Hall, the home of Rohrer #College of #Business. We loved the crowded,...Congratulations to our very own Jordan Mrazik for receiving his #architecture license! His passion and enthusiasm to create impactful and thought worthy design inspires us every day and we are proud to have him on...Fresh out of the #photography studio at #halkinmasonphotography: a stunning #dusk shot of @rowanuniversity's new Rohrer College of Business. A gateway to campus, the facility was significantly funded by the ...#Repost @hwkn_arch Check out the @pennovationctr in @WIRED's "25 Masterpieces that prove 2016 was an incredible year for #architecture!" #kssarchitects #architecture  #hollwichkushner #pennovation #innovation ...When #architecture marries #sculpture in a beautiful fusion of #light, #glass, and #color.  @rowanuniversity's Rohrer College of #Business is nearing completion, opening # January 2017. An #architect snagged this...Thank you #CREWPhiladelphia for awarding @hwkn_arch, @pennoni, @ballinger_ae, and KSS the Community Impact Award. We couldn't have done it without this amazing team. Thank you. #communityimpact #award #architecture ...The team at KSS Architects was happy to donate their Sunday in support of the @eden_autism #eden5k. We support your mission to help make a better future for individuals with autism. #edeninspires #irun4eden ...On site with @xtina878, @grace.s.chi, and #halkinmasonphotography at @templeuniv, #student #faculty center on the #health sciences campus. Working on the final #architecture #photography of this renovation, to...Last week, KSS-ers gathered in #bayheadbeach for a #summerparty2016 complete with games, kites, barbecues, and more! #ksssummerparty #kssarchitects #thecompanythatplaystogetherstaystogether #bbq #party hear some of...At @NAIOP Conversation Corner. Check out Ed Klimek at 4:30pm today to learn about sustainability, resiliency, and well buildings. www.naiop.org/crec16 #wildwest #scottsdale #arizona #commercialrealestate #conference...What does #wellness look like at your #office?  At KSS, we celebrated the beginning of #fall and #employee #wellbeing by sharing #freshpicked #apple slices from a #local farm as a post lunch snack. Not to mention,...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

We had the pleasure of an extra special model on our #photoshoot at @teachersvillage Building 8 today... Alfonso, the half #germanshepherd, half #chowchow bear of a #dog!  He lit up the #twobedroom corner #apartment...A #headquarters for @rowanuniversity's Rohrer #College of #Business. Newly opened this semester and already bustling with life, the building is a proud home to: #innovation forums, #entrepreneurship hatcheries, ...#architects or #bespoke #furniture makers? The @_studioron and KSS collaboration to add some custom #summertime pizzazz to @bok_bar's rooftop is just TWO WEEKS away from its opening night. Here's another ...